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Sun Devils name Hollman team captain; Rowe, Croston tabbed alternates

August 10th, 2017

For the second straight season, Arizona State University has named redshirt junior Dylan Hollman as the team captain. Fellow juniors Louie Rowe and Anthony Croston (Phoenix native, Jr. Coyotes graduate) are the alternates. Hollman officially becomes the longest tenured captain in the program’s young history. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “Those three embody our motto of…

Gilbert native Ploszaj makes NCAA commitment to St. Scholastica

August 3rd, 2017

Goaltender Forbes Ploszaj has committed to NCAA Division III school College of St. Scholastica. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Ploszaj, a Gilbert native, was the North American Hockey League (NAHL) Central Division Goaltender of the Year last season with the Aberdeen Wings. Ploszaj led the Wings to a third-place finish in the 2017 Robertson Cup. He…

New rink at NAU means more opportunities for school, community

June 15th, 2017

After playing at the city of Flagstaff-owned Jay Lively Activity Center for over 30 years, Northern Arizona University may finally be playing their games on campus again in the near future. With a brand-new on-campus rink coming to NAU, the IceJacks program is getting a great boost. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE The rink, which has…

Glendale’s Kiraly celebrates NCAA D-III women’s title with Plattsburgh

April 28th, 2017

Suiting up for Plattsburgh State University as a freshman in 2016-17, Hannah Kiraly knew the targets were on the Cardinals right from the start. That’s what winning three straight NCAA Division III women’s national championships will do to a program. Make it four. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Back on March 18, the New York-based Cardinals…

NAU will see dream realized with new on-campus rink in 2018

April 25th, 2017

In the 12 seasons A.J. Fairchild has been involved with Northern Arizona University’s hockey program, he and the NAU coaching staff have aspired to have the team move to the next level with an on-campus arena. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Next season, NAU hockey will see those dreams turn to reality as the NAU Fieldhouse,…

NAU D-II back in national tournament, faces stacked group

March 15th, 2017

Coming up March 15-17, Northern Arizona University’s Division II team will play in the ACHA National Tournament in Columbus, Ohio. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Northern Arizona will play in Pool D along with Miami (Ohio), Rensselaer Polytechnic and Lindenwood Belleville. Miami is ranked sixth nationally and Lindenwood Belleville is No. 1. “Everybody always jokes about…

Northern Arizona D-II club gaining momentum, playoffs on tap

February 14th, 2017

Northern Arizona University’s ACHA Division II team saw its 11-game unbeaten streak end recently at the hands of Arizona State’s ACHA Division I team, but the IceJacks still enjoyed a prolific regular season. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE NAU (25-7-1) also had a 10-game losing streak before they lost to the Sun Devils. The Ice Jacks…

More Hockey East honors for Scottsdale native, Boston College sophomore Newkirk

February 6th, 2017

Boston College sophomore forward Makenna Newkirk has been tabbed Hockey East’s Warrior Player of the Week. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE In last Tuesday’s Beanpot first-round game against Boston University, Newkirk was involved in all three BC goals. She staked the Eagles to a 1-0 lead less than two minutes into the game. Then after the…

Scottsdale product Newkirk selected Hockey East Warrior Co-Player of the Month

February 3rd, 2017

Hockey East announced Friday that Boston College sophomore forward Makenna Newkirk is the Hockey East Warrior Co-Player of the Month for January. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Newkirk posted 12 points on six goals and six assists in January. She recorded at least one point in eight of BC’s nine games, and has brought a seven-game…

NAU D-II team ready to renew, start in-state rivalries in ‘17

January 20th, 2017

After a successful fall semester that included a 14-game winning streak, Northern Arizona University’s ACHA Division II hockey team returns after the winter break with a couple key series in Prescott Valley. NAU’s first games of 2017 in Arizona are a series against Grand Canyon University at the Prescott Valley Event Center on Jan. 20-21….